Proudly hailing from southern Mississippi, Derek Norsworthy is not your typical singer/songwriter, but rather an original modern artist with a high-energy show, outstanding songs, and memorable image. Derek has toured the US playing college towns, renowned venues/festivals and opened for number of national acts such as Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Aaron Lewis, Corey Smith, Frankie Ballard, Thompson Square, Parmalee, Dustin Lynch, Brantley Gilbert, Charlie Daniels, David Nail, 3 Doors Down and Alabama to name a few. Derek’s lyrical vulnerability, magnetic personality and vocally stellar live performances provide songs that are clean, real and connect with audiences of all ages.
In July of 2015, Derek celebrated his third song licensing contract, writing the official fight song for a 3-time National Champion football team featured on the Netflix Original series “Last Chance U”. The well-versed writer has also pinned numerous film scores, with his most recent being aired nationally on PBS and the CW Television Network. Derek’s success has earned notable features on CMT, American Songwriter Magazine, solidified a USO Ambassador Representative position and endorsements with Kyser Products, 64 Audio and McPherson Guitars. Derek is the founder of Roots Foundation, a philanthropic group that focuses on providing assistance to charity organizations and promoting music education to schools. The Mississippi native has been validated as one of country music’s Rising Stars by some of the industries toughest critics, through developing an all ages, global fan base.